Now You Can Eat Noodles In Total Privacy At This NYC Ramen Shop
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If you crave affection and alone time simultaneously, then Ichiran is the perfect spot for date night. This Japanese noodle house doesn’t just specialize in tonkotsu ramen, but in private eating booths. So, here’s how it works: you sit down at a booth that’s divided with partitions on both side and in front of you (meaning that even your server can’t see you/won’t chat with you), and you order silently. It’s that simple. You and your person can craft a unique dinner experience together, texting back and forth about Ichiran’s amazing special red sauce, how unexpectedly relaxed you are, and how distance (and, in this case, silence) makes the heart grow fonder. Just remember to order some of their matcha draft beer.
After dinner, go from Japanese cuisine to Italian drinks. The Vine, which is located inside the Kimpton Hotel Eventi, is a gorgeously upscale Italian cocktail lounge that pairs an eccentric spirit with contemporary, polished sophistication. Between the rope fixture strung from the ceiling to the sleek bookshelves showing off a display of quirky collectibles, you'll have lots to talk about. You’ll especially love their signature drinks that are twists on classics, like their Early Grey-based Gold Rush and their “Oak-Aged” Negroni.
132 West 31st Street, Manhattan
851 6th Avenue, Manhattan